Wolfcraig Distillery planned in Stirling

The £15-million-project is scheduled to be completed by summer 2022


With the Wolfcraig Distillery, the historic City of Stirling to be enriched by another tourist attraction: In addition to a distillery with an annual production volume of up to 1.5 million liters of alcohol, a visitor center with tasting rooms and a bistro with bar are planned. Subject to planning approval, the construction of the Wolfcraig Distillery should start in spring 2021, so that the opening can be celebrated in summer 2022.

From the distillery you will have a wonderful view across to Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument, the press release promises, from which you can also find out who is behind the Wolfcraig project: founder Michael Lunn, former chairman and chief executive of Whyte and Mackay Group and co-directors John Moore and Jamie Lunn. This management team is supported by Dr Alan Rutherford OBE, former Production Director at Diageo, the former Bacardi UK Operations Director Iain Lochhead, and the well-known master distiller Ian Macmillan, who has worked for Burn Stewart Distillers and most recently for the newly opened Bladnoch Distillery. The Wolfcraig project is to create 50 jobs.

Michael Lunn said: “Our distillery will encourage visitors and tourists to spend more time in and around Stirling, helping to boost both the local and national economies. In addition to producing a premium Highland Single Malt, we want to offer a state-of-the-art immersive experience for people of all ages and knowledge levels. Our research indicates the distillery could attract around 90,000 visitors in its first year given its proximity to Glasgow and Edinburgh.”

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